FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Prior to publication of THE JOHN COLLIER READER (1972), this was the author's major collection of short fiction, fifty stories including seventeen tales first collected here in book form. Winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award. "One of the modern masters of the short story and certainly the preeminent writer of short fantasies." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, p. 117. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-83. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-71. A fine copy in good dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, several closed tears and chipping to spine ends and several corner tips. Some of the stories have been marked on the contents page by A. Langley Searles whose full page of story notes for a review is laid in. (#131471).
First edition so stated on copyright page.